Going Green Blog

Diagram of a pneumatic trash collection system

The City of New York sifts through 11,000 tons of trash per day along with 2,000 tons of recyclables. That’s a remarkable amount garbage, but even more amazing is managing to find ways to efficiently deal with all this waste. Could a pneumatic pipe collection system work?
Costs of dumpster rental vs junk removal service

When it comes to any sort of bulk waste or debris removal, your two best options are hiring a junk removal company or renting a dumpster. But how do you know which is the more cost-effective solution? Good question—let’s find out.
uses for a 40 yard dumpster size

40 yard dumpsters have the capacity to hold up to 40 cubic yards of waste or debris. That’s roughly equal to between 12 and 20 pickup truck loads of debris, depending upon the type of material. It’s typically the largest container offered by dumpster rental companies, so it’s the ideal choice for the biggest cleanups, demolition projects, roofing, and new construction jobs.

Did you know humans generate 3.5 million tons of trash each day around the world? That’s an unfathomable amount. Worse yet, experts say it could double by 2025 and reach 11 million tons per day by 2100.
what fits in a 30 yard dumpster?

30 yard dumpsters have the capacity to hold 30 cubic yards of material or debris. That’s equal to between roughly 9 and 15 pickup truck loads of waste. It’s a versatile container choice that works well for medium-to-large sized cleanups.
Cardboard wine bottle - Paper Boy

What’s that classy wine your Mom used to drink when you were a kid? Boxed wine, of course! What’s better than 5 full liters of cardboard-contained White Zin? Well, this article has almost nothing to do with boxed wine, but it’s a smooth segue into introducing a brand new eco-friendly wine bottle design from winemakers Truett-Hurst Inc. called the Paper Boy. It’s another type of cardboard-contained wine, but this one is a little greener.
20 yard dumpster comparison

20 yard dumpsters have the capacity to hold about 10 pickup truck loads worth of waste or debris. It’s the right size container for a number of different projects, like home renovations, shingle re-roofing, garage demolition, and whole-home cleanouts.
Food scraps sign for composting in Vermont

Vermont is the first state in the nation to enact a law that makes composting mandatory for everyone. It’s all part of Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which was put into effect in 2012. The plan will roll out in phases and be fully implemented by 2020.
uses for a 10 yard dumpster

10 yard dumpsters are capable of holding 10 cubic yards of material or debris. That’s equivalent to roughly 3 to 5 pickup truck loads of waste. It’s a good choice for various situations, like small home cleanouts and renovation projects.
Ways to go green - quote from Jane Goodall

Is this the year for change? We all make New Year’s resolutions, set goals and strive for healthier lifestyle changes. But, have you made tangible changes toward a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle?  The late author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou said, "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
St Bernards save lives in winter, Dumpsters save lives in Spring

Okay, so it's Spring once again and we all know that Spring is often associated with not only weather changes, but decluttering and organizing your home or work place. A few things that are most important when it comes to Spring Cleaning is saving time, energy, and cost. We have compiled 7 ways that renting a dumpster can really shape up your Spring projects and bring new life into your home or business. 
Cleaning up Mt Everest from Waste and Garbage

Mt. Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea level and is known for being the highest mountain on earth. From afar the mountain is jawdroppingly beautiful. Upclose and personal it is riddled with empty oxygen tanks, food containers, and all kinds of garbage.  
Professor lives in a dumpster for a year

Dr. Jeff Wilson (a.ka. "Professor Dumpster") of Central Texas has decided to sell everything he owns and move into a dumpster for one year.  Is this man crazy?  Perhaps.   But Professor Dumpster is no dummy. He is an accomplished Environmental Science Professor and Dean at Tillotson University and his post-doctoral work was at Harvard.   With his background, he can certainly afford a little nicer abode than a dumpster.  But Dr. Wilson is out to make a point about sustainable living.  Can you live a pretty good life living in 1% the size of the average new american home? With 1% of the water, 1% of the energy, and 1% of the waste?
Recycled tires transformed into new things

Automobiles have been mass produced for more than a century – that equates to a lot of scrap tires. Until about two decades ago the vast majority of these tires were simply tossed in a landfill or stock piled somewhere. In fact, the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) states there were 1 billion tires stockpiled in the U.S. as recently as 1990. 2011 figures show that number has dwindled down to about 111.5 million tires. About 60 million of these tires are stockpiled at two locations in the “Rubber Mountain state”, Colorado.
america recycles flag for recycling organizations

So much is being done across the country to help spruce up our environment. Recycling has picked up over the past several decades and continues to build traction in every state thanks to recycling initiatives, legislation, and the efforts of nonprofit organizations. According to the EPA, the national recycling rate has increased from about 10% in 1985 to about 35% in 2012. It has steadily increased year after year due to advancements in recycling technology and the realization that recycling has a major economic impact. Oh…not to mention the huge environmental benefit!